'Wicked' Women and the Reconfiguration of Gender

Edited by Dorothy L. Hodgson
Sheryl McCurdy

'Wicked' Women and the Reconfiguration of Gender


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First Published: 01 Jan 2001
13 Digit ISBN: 9780852556450
Pages: 352
Size: 22.7 x 14.2
Binding: Paperback
Imprint: James Currey
Series: Social History of Africa
Subject: African Studies
BIC Class: GTB

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This collection of 17 essays examines the many ways African women pushed the boundaries - individually and collectively - of acceptable behaviour to produce changes in the gendered dynamics of power and a reconfiguration of broader moral and social orders. The book bridges the gap between studies of women and studies of gender by demonstrating how gender relations are produced, reproduced and transformed through the everyday ideas and agency of men and women interacting with local structures and processes.

North America: Heinemann

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Hodgson and McCurdy have assembled a lively, original collection of essays that together explore the ways in which gender roles and relationships were produced and transformed through the daily interactions of women and men during Africa's long twentieth century ... builds on and enriches a growing literature on women's history and gender relations, which is remaking our understanding of African social history in general. - Sara Berry, Professor of History & Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University
... a powerful, historically contextualised and socially relevant collection. It adds to a growing literature on African women that makes visible women's power, voice, action - and women's involvement in making and revising key areas of African history. - Kammila Naidoo in MODERN AFRICAN STUDIES